Equine Performance and Rehabilitation (with foundation year)

Hartpury University

Degree level: Undergraduate

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Course summary

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Explore the fundamentals in equine performance analysis and rehabilitation, whilst developing your practical horsemanship skills. Ensure a continual development of practical skills including ground schooling and equine performance analysis utilising the latest equipment. Gain experience in our commercial Equine Therapy Centre and undertake a supported work placement in industry. This foundation year option will give you the subject-specific knowledge and skills needed to progress on to the BSc degree. Central to this degree is the training, performance and rehabilitation of the equine athlete. You'll develop practical skills in ground-schooling, performance analysis and therapeutic equipment. Equine anatomy, physiology, veterinary science and nutrition will be core themes in your learning. On graduating this degree, you could go on to work as an equine scientist, manager or rehabilitation centre manager. You could also work in racecourses, event management, teaching or biomechanics.

Course details


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

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Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

International applicants

Our international office will support students and their families to make their way through the application process smoothly, from deciding on the course, making visa applications, the cost of tuition fees and accommodation to enrolling at the University ready to start their course. When you decide to study with us, you’ll be in good company, joining students from across the UK, the EU and around the world all studying courses in either animal, agriculture, equine or sport on our specialist campus and as an international student you are also guaranteed on-site accommodation during your first year. We are committed to continued investment and development of Hartpury University ensuring an outstanding learning environment for all international students.


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 32 - 48 points
A level DD - EE Typical offer is DD-EE or equivalent. This must include a minimum of one A Level.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) PPP Typical offer is a PPP in an Extended Diploma or equivalent in a relevant subject.
Access to HE Diploma Typical offer is 32-48 UCAS tariff points in an Access to Higher Education Diploma.
Scottish Higher Typical offer is 32-48 UCAS tariff points in Scottish Highers. This must include a minimum of one Higher.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Typical offer is 32-48 UCAS tariff points in an IB Diploma, to include a minimum of one Highers at H3 or above. This must also include Maths and English Language at a minimum of Standard Level S3 if equivalent GCSE's have not been obtained.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) Typical offer is 32-48 UCAS tariff points in the Irish Leaving Certificate. This must include a minimum of one Higher. This must also include Maths and English Language at a minimum of Ordinary level.

In addition to the above Level 3 qualifications, a minimum of 5 GCSE A* to C, (or 9 to 4), or equivalent, to include English Language, Mathematics and a science are required. We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants. We may interview mature applicants and those with non-traditional qualifications. Each application is considered on its own merits and we will consider combinations of the above mentioned qualifications or equivalent. If you don't meet our tariff points requirement we will still consider your application. In some cases we can consider students with a lower tariff providing this is combined with relevant practical experience or we may be able to offer you a place on an alternative programme. Please see our website for more details.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £13000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please look at the Course Information Sheet found on our website (www.hartpury.ac.uk) for a full breakdown of all course-related costs.

Sponsorship information

Hartpury offers a range of bursaries that can provide financial support to eligible students applying for degree courses, including: Support Bursary, Care Leavers Bursary, Full time Carers Bursary, Local Outreach Bursary, Local Bursary and Progression Bursary. For more information, please visit our website: http://www.hartpury.ac.uk/university/facilities/life-at-hartpury/finance/

Equine Performance and Rehabilitation (with foundation year) at Hartpury University - UCAS